In keeping with the College's motto "Discimus ut Serviamus" (We Learn so that We May Serve), the Department of Special Collections pursues a Collection Development policy that at once documents the College's institutional history and preserves the social and cultural contributions of its faculty and students and for which the College is most especially recognized; including: Civil Rights (broadly conceived); Performing Arts; the history of New York City; and, the College's commitment to community engagement and advancement.
It is the specific mandate of the Department to collect materials that will both support the college curriculum while also offering students from across the campus to learn about primary source materials, 21st century strategies for historical documentation, as well as the importance of archival evidences to formations of social and cultural authority.
Conditions of Use
Material reproduced from the Queens College Special Collections and Archives are for personal use only. The possession of a reproduction from the Archives’ holding does not constitute permission to use it in any other manner.
All patrons acquiring material for any other reason than personal use must complete the permission forms below. All requests for publication, reuse, or changes in use must be submitted to the Queens College Special Collections and Archives.